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60 Bible Verses about Friends

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Jeremiah 9:4

Everyone has to be on guard against his friend.
Don’t trust any brother,
for every brother will certainly deceive,
and every friend spread slander.

Proverbs 25:17

Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house;
otherwise, he’ll get sick of you and hate you.

Luke 14:12

He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid.

Zechariah 13:6

If someone asks him: What are these wounds on your chest?—then he will answer: I received the wounds in the house of my friends.

Matthew 5:47

And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary?Don’t even the Gentiles do the same?

Luke 11:8

I tell you, even though he won’t get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his friend’s persistence, he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

Psalm 55:12

Now it is not an enemy who insults me—
otherwise I could bear it;
it is not a foe who rises up against me—
otherwise I could hide from him.

Job 42:7

After the Lord had finished speaking to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.

Jeremiah 9:5

Each one betrays his friend;
no one tells the truth.
They have taught their tongues to speak lies;
they wear themselves out doing wrong.

3 John 1:14

I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.Peace be with you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name.

Job 19:19

All of my best friends despise me,
and those I love have turned against me.

Daniel 2:17

Then Daniel went to his house and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah about the matter,

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Burial » Attended by » Attendance » Friends

Genesis 50:7

Then Joseph went to bury his father, and all Pharaoh’s servants, the elders of his household, and all the elders of the land of Egypt went with him,

Genesis 50:9

Horses and chariots went up with him; it was a very impressive procession.

2 Samuel 3:31

David then ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn over Abner.” And King David walked behind the funeral procession.

Luke 7:12

Just as He neared the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was also with her.

Christ's » Attitude toward children » Friends

John 11:35-36

Jesus wept. So the Jews said, "See how He loved him!"

Friends » False friends » David's friends were false to david

Psalm 55:12-14

Now, it is not an enemy who insults me- otherwise I could bear it; it is not a foe who rises up against me- otherwise I could hide from him. But it is you, a man who is my peer, my companion and good friend! We used to have close fellowship; we walked with the crowd into the house of God.

Psalm 88:8

You have distanced my friends from me;
You have made me repulsive to them.
I am shut in and cannot go out.

Psalm 35:11-16

Malicious witnesses come forward; they question me about things I do not know. They repay me evil for good, making me desolate. Yet when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, and my prayer was genuine. read more.
I went about [grieving] as if for my friend or brother; I was bowed down with grief, like one mourning a mother. But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; they gathered against me. Assailants I did not know tore at me and did not stop. With godless mockery they gnashed their teeth at me.

More verses: Psalm 55:20-21

Friends » Jesus calls his disciples by this term

John 15:14-15

You are My friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn't know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.

Friends » False friends » Jesus' disciples ran away

Matthew 26:58

Meanwhile, Peter was following Him at a distance right to the high priest’s courtyard. He went in and was sitting with the temple police to see the outcome.

Friends » False friends » Judas iscariot

Matthew 26:48-49

His betrayer had given them a sign: "The One I kiss, He's the One; arrest Him!" So he went right up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!"-and kissed Him.

Friends » False friends » Delilah was false to samson

Judges 16:1-20

Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute and went to bed with her. When the Gazites [heard] that Samson was there, they surrounded the place and waited in ambush for him all that night at the city gate. While they were waiting quietly, they said, "Let us wait until dawn; then we will kill him." But Samson stayed in bed until midnight when he got up, took hold of the doors of the city gate along with the two gateposts, and pulled them out, bar and all. He put them on his shoulders and took them to the top of the mountain overlooking Hebron. read more.
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley. The Philistine leaders went to her and said, "Persuade him to tell you where his great strength comes from, so we can overpower him, tie him up, and make him helpless. Each of us will then give you 1,100 pieces of silver." So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me, where does your great strength [come from]? How could [someone] tie you up and make you helpless?" Samson told her, "If they tie me up with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I will become weak and be like any other man." The Philistine leaders brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him up with them. While the men in ambush were waiting in her room, she called out to him, "Samson, the Philistines are here!" But he snapped the bowstrings as a strand of yarn snaps when it touches fire. [The secret of] his strength remained unknown. Then Delilah said to Samson, "You have mocked me and told me lies! Won't you please tell me how you can be tied up?" He told her, "If they tie me up with new ropes that have never been used, I will become weak and be like any other man." Delilah took new ropes, tied him up with them, and shouted, "Samson, the Philistines are here!" But while the men in ambush were waiting in her room, he snapped the ropes off his arms like a thread. Then Delilah said to Samson, "You have mocked me all along and told me lies! Tell me how you can be tied up." He told her, "If you weave the seven braids on my head with the web of a loom-" She fastened the braids with a pin and called to him, "Samson, the Philistines are here!" He awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin, with the loom and the web. "How can you say, 'I love you,' " she told him, "when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and not told me what makes your strength so great!" Because she nagged him day after day and pled with him until she wore him out, he told her the whole truth and said to her, "My hair has never been cut, because I am a Nazirite to God from birth. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become weak and be like any other man." When Delilah realized that he had told her the whole truth, she sent this message to the Philistine leaders: "Come one more time, for he has told me the whole truth." The Philistine leaders came to her and brought the money with them. Then she let him fall asleep on her lap and called a man to shave off the seven braids on his head. In this way, she rendered him helpless, and his strength left him. Then she cried, "Samson, the Philistines are here!" When he awoke from his sleep, he said, "I will escape as I did before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the Lord had left him.

Friends » False friends » Ahithophel was false to david

2 Samuel 15:12

While he was offering the sacrifices, Absalom sent for David’s adviser Ahithophel the Gilonite, from his city of Giloh. So the conspiracy grew strong, and the people supporting Absalom continued to increase.

Friends » False friends » David was false to joab

1 Kings 2:5-6

"You also know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me and what he did to the two commanders of Israel's army, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He murdered them [in a time] of peace to avenge blood shed in war. He spilled that blood on his own waistband and on the sandals of his feet. Act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head descend to Sheol in peace.

Friends » False friends » The ephraimite's wife

Judges 19:1-2

In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite living in a remote part of the hill country of Ephraim acquired a woman from Bethlehem in Judah as his concubine. But she was unfaithful to him and left him for her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah. She was there for a period of four months.

Friends » False friends » Instances of » Pharaoh's butler was false to joseph

Friends » False friends » David was false to uriah

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Job 42:8

Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”

Topics on Friends

Abandoning Friends

20;27;10

Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend,
and don’t go to your brother’s house
in your time of calamity;
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

Bad Friends

46;15;33

Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

Best Friends

19;41;9

Even my friend in whom I trusted,
one who ate my bread,
has raised his heel against me.

Choosing Friends

20;18;24

A man with many friends may be harmed,
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.

Comfort, Of Friends

18;2;11

Now when Job’s three friends—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite—heard about all this adversity that had happened to him, each of them came from his home. They met together to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.

Fake Friends

20;19;4

Wealth attracts many friends,
but a poor man is separated from his friend.

Family And Friends

42;21;16

You will even be betrayed by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will kill some of you.

Friends Failing

20;19;4

Wealth attracts many friends,
but a poor man is separated from his friend.

Friends Surrounding

12;11;8

You must completely surround the king with weapons in hand. Anyone who approaches the ranks is to be put to death. You must be with the king in all his daily tasks.”

Gathering Friends

1;29;22

So Laban invited all the men of the place to a feast.

Good Friends

9;18;1-3

When David had finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan committed himself to David, and loved him as much as he loved himself.

Losing Friends

20;19;4

Wealth attracts many friends,
but a poor man is separated from his friend.

True Friends

20;18;24

A man with many friends may be harmed,
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.

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